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C K *
Military Technology, Hunting
Shows a Scottish highlander standing on some rocks near a salmon-infested river. He holds a large tube that has fired a long fishing line, on the end of which is a struggling salmon. The caption explains that, according to the Inverness Courier, a new rocket gun has been invented 'with which a distinguished sportsman (the inventor) has done great execution on the salmon in the Highland rivers when they won't take a fly'.
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